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Shortage of Special Educators Adds to Classroom Pressures

Educating children with disabilities is among the most challenging pieces of the public school system's mission—and regulations, funding, and legalities are just the start.(December 5, 2018)


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The Education Department says it’s getting rid of language that called for investigators to dismiss multiple complaints coming from the same source, after furious objections from the civil rights community.
December 12, 2018 – Education Week
Educating children with disabilities is among the most challenging pieces of the public school system’s mission—and regulations, funding, and legalities are just the start.
December 5, 2018 – Education Week
The employment figures that states submit to the federal government are sometimes wildly wrong, complicating the task of responding to the nationwide shortage of special educators.
December 5, 2018 – Education Week
When a special education teacher and a regular classroom teacher are teamed in the classroom, they can multiply each other’s strengths.
December 5, 2018 – Education Week
Fueled by technological advances, policy changes, and pressure from advocates, companies and researchers craft new tools and strategies to serve students with disabilities.
December 5, 2018 – Education Week
Once isolated, parents are using social media and the internet to find information and communities to assure their children get the services they need.
December 5, 2018 – Education Week
Strong partnerships are crucial between schools and parents of students with disabilities. Both can take steps to keep the relationship civil and productive.
December 5, 2018 – Education Week
Educating children with disabilities is among the most challenging pieces of the public school system’s mission—and regulations, funding, and legalities are just the start.
December 5, 2018 – Education Week
There’s a push to equip all teachers—not just special educators—with the tools they’ll need to work with students who have disabilities.
December 5, 2018 – Education Week
Jack Bradley spends half his school day in a resource room and the other half in AP classes. He says the system often fumbles in dealing with "twice exceptional" students like him.
December 5, 2018 – Education Week

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